Second in the Premier League, on course for the best points haul since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and FA Cup semi-finalists – it’s hardly been a bad season for Manchester United.
However with Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba out-of-form, and Luke Shaw bearing the brunt of Jose Mourinho’s latest tongue lashing, and speculation about the manager’s future,you could be forgiven for thinking it had been a disastrous season at Old Trafford.
As Mourinho wrestles to keep hold of power at United, the Portuguese is being tipped to go on another spending spree this summer, which, in part, could be funded by the sale of Paul Pogba.
Pogba, who arrived as the £89 million world record signing back in 2016, has been in miserable form for a number of weeks, although has been hampered by a few niggling injuries. Despite his poor form, the upturn in the transfer market means that United could reasonably expect to turn a profit on the Frenchman.
However, reports today suggest that United are prepared to use Pogba as bait in order to land FOUR top signings from around Europe as Mourinho looks to strengthen both Jos defence and midfield.
The Sunday Mirror claim that Real Madrid duo Raphael Varane and Toni Kroos, as well as PSG pair Marquinhos and Marco Verratti are in the Portuguese’s sights.
United are also keen on Juventus left back Alex Sandro as a replacement for Luke Shaw who has been publicly criticised by his manager once again after his latest poor performance.